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Noun hypothesis has 3 senses
- hypothesis - a proposal intended to explain certain facts or observations
--1 is a kind of proposal
- hypothesis, possibility, theory - a tentative theory about the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena; "a scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory"; "he proposed a fresh theory of alkalis that later was accepted in chemical practices"
--2 is a kind of concept, conception, construct
--2 is a part of theory
--2 has particulars:
- guess, conjecture, supposition, surmise, surmisal, speculation, hypothesis - a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
--3 is a kind of opinion, view
--3 has particulars: divination